Probabilistic Machine Learning Group

We develop new methods for probabilistic modeling, Bayesian inference and machine learning. Our current focuses are in particular learning from multiple data sources, Bayesian model assessment and selection, approximate inference and information visualization. Our primary application areas are digital health and biology, neuroscience and user interaction. See a short summary of our research in these slides.

The research group is led by Prof. Samuel Kaski and Prof. Aki Vehtari and is part of

We are members of

News

23.8.2016

Abhirup Datta from Johns Hopkins University will visit the group on Wednesday 31.8. and gives a talk about Hierarchical Nearest-Neighbor Gaussian Process Models for Large Geostatistical Datasets (arXiv) in room T4 at 3pm.

17.8.2016

Digital calculator provides the estimated risk for GIST recurrence based on a risk analysis model developed by Aki Vehtari. See the news item here.

5.8.2016

2016 DeGroot Prize was awarded to Aki Vehtari and co-authors for the book Bayesian Data Analysis. Congratulations! See the news item here.

9.6.2016

GPstuff 4.7 has been released and can be downloaded here.

8.6.2016

Javier González from University of Sheffield is visiting the group 8.6. - 10.6.

6.6.2016

Our group was involved in organizing the ABCruise workshop on Approximate Bayesian Computation and related methods. More information can be found from the corresponding HIIT news article.

23.5.2016

Olli-Pekka Koistinen came in 13th in the European Orienteering Championship Sprint in Czech Rebublic. Congratulations!

23.5.2016

Alan Saul from University of Sheffield is visiting the group 23.5. - 11.6.

10.5.2016

Thomas Brouwer from University of Cambridge is visiting the group 11. - 13.5. He will give a talk Bayesian data integration by multiple matrix tri-factorisation on Thursday 12.5. at 13:00 in T4 (room A328).

8.4.2016

Arno Solin will defend his dissertation Stochastic Differential Equation Methods for Spatio-Temporal Gaussian Process Regression on Friday 8.4. at 12:15 in F239a (Otakaari 3). Good luck!

7.4.2016

Prof. Manfred Opper from TU Berlin will give a talk Score matching and nonparametric estimators of drift functions for stochastic differential equations on Thursday 7.4. at 15:15 in lecture room TUAS R037/1023-1024.

4.3.2016

Apply for Postdoctoral and Research Fellow positions in PML group.

4.3.2016

Juho Kokkala will defend his dissertation Particle and Sigma-Point Methods for State and Parameter Estimation in Nonlinear Dynamic Systems. Good luck!

20.2.2016

Apply for Summer Traineeship in PML group.

10.2.2016

PhD positions available in PML group. Application deadline is February 29.

3.2.2016

PML group is offering Master's Thesis work positions.

19.1.2016

Qin Xiangju joins the group as a postdoc. Welcome!

19.1.2016

Apply for AScI internship in PML group.

18.1.2016

Prof. Ole Winther from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is visiting the group 18. - 20.1. He will give a talk FindZebra - the search engine for rare diseases on Wednesday 20.1 at 15:30 at lecture hall TU1.

11.1.2016

Eero Siivola joins the group as a doctoral student. Welcome!

8.1.2016

Marko Järvenpää joins the group as a doctoral student. Welcome!

2.11.2015

Alan Saul from University of Sheffield is visiting the group 2.11. - 2.12.

29.10.2015

PML group takes part in organizing the ABCruise.

21.9.2015

Iiris Routa joins the group as a doctoral student. Welcome!

14.9.2015

We have two new group members: Marta Soare joined the group as a postodc and Karoliina Toivonen as a research assistant. Welcome!

7. - 8.9.2015

Prof. Sara Mostafavi from University of British Columbia is visiting. She will give a talk Integrating multiple types of genomics data to disentangle meaningful associations on 8.9.2015 at 14:15 in lecture hall T2.

7.9.2015

Suleiman Khan will defend his dissertation Bayesian multi-view models for data-driven drug response analysis. Good luck!

1.9.2015

Prof. Florence d'Alche is visiting the group 1. - 2.9.2015.

1.9.2015

Jonathan Strahl joins the group as a doctoral studet. Welcome!

31.8.2015

Postdoc and research fellow positions in probabilistic machine learning, interaction and augmented research. More information here.

21.8.2015

Alan Saul from University of Sheffield is visiting the group 21.8. - 4.9.

12.8.2015

Andrej Gisbrecht joins the group as a postdoc. Welcome!

11.6.2015

Aalto Probabilistic Machine Learning group launched! The group is a fusion of two former research groups from Aalto University, the Statistical Machine Learning and Bioinformatics group and the Bayesian Methodology group.

30.5.2015

Xuran Zhao has been appointed to an assistant professorship at Zhejiang University of Technology. Congrats!

28.5.2016

The group has an open PhD position in machine learning and visual analytics. See the call for details and apply by June 17th!

27.5.2015

Samuel Kaski was selected as Academy Professor for the years 2016 - 2020. Congrats!

29.4.2015

Pekka Marttinen gets an Academy Research Fellow position. Congrats!

16.4.2015

We are co-organizing MASAMB 2015.

2.4.2015

The group has open postdoc positions. See the call for details and apply by April 26th!

16.3.2014

Tomi Peltola joins the group as a postdoc. Welcome!

1.3.2014

Homayun Afrabandpey joins the group as a doctoral student. Welcome!

23.2.2015

Assistant Professor Fan Yang from Xiamen University visits the group and gives an invited talk.

15.01.2015

We are hiring summer interns (Deadline passed).

02.01.2015

Pekka Marttinen becomes a university lecturer. Congrats!

10.12.2014

The group has open postdoc positions. See the call for details and apply by January 7th!

19.11.2014

Tommi Suvitaival will defend his doctoral thesis Bayesian Multi-Way Models for Data Translation in Computational Biology. Good luck, Tommi!

10.11.2014

FiDiPro Professor Hiroshi Mamitsuka joins the group. Welcome!

1.10.2014

Sahely Bhadra, Yi Chen (postdocs), Mrinal Kanti Das and Pedram Daee (doctoral students) join the group. Welcome!

22.9.2014

Open positions

1.9.2014

Paul Blomstedt joins the group as a postdoc. Welcome!

29.8.2014

Juuso Parkkinen will defend his doctoral thesis Probabilistic components of molecular interactions and drug responses. Good luck, Juuso!

25.8.2014

Seppo Virtanen will defend his doctoral thesis Bayesian latent variable models for learning dependencies between multiple data sources. Good luck, Seppo!

23.8.2014

S. Kaski will give a keynote at PRIB 2014, on Learning from multi-modal data: integration, data translation and drug sensitivity prediction.

15.8.2014

Ali Faisal will defend his doctoral thesis Retrieval of Gene Expression Measurements with Probabilistic Models. Good luck, Ali!

1.8.2014

The Finnish weekly news magazine Suomen Kuvalehti publishes a news article about the filter bubble and SciNet.

27.6.2014

The group is involved in a new Tekes strategic research opening (a participant in the living factories programme).

2.6.2014

Drug sensitivity predicted computationally by HIIT and FIMM researchers (Nature Biotechnology article; press release).

27.5.2014

Samuel Kaski gives a keynote talk in CIP2014, on Exploratory and Contextual Search with Interactive Intent Modelling.

16.5.2014

Luana Micallef joins the group as a postdoc, with joint appointment with UI. Welcome!

15.5.2014

Lu Cheng awarded the best Finnish 2013 PhD thesis in bioinformatics by the Finnish Society for Bioinformatics.

2.5.2014

Pekka Parviainen joins the group as a postdoc. Welcome!